Mary Catherine "Kate" Balota

Balota, Mary Catherine Kate (nee Chiaurro), passed away peacefully February 9, 2012 with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Anthony J. Tony Balota, Jr., loving mother of Joseph (Terri) Balota, Ann Asbridge, Paul (Cindy) Balota and Mary Balota, loving grandmother of Kristen (Brian), Dan, Katie, Nicole and Andrew, dear sister of Charlotte (the late Dave) Barts, Frank (the late Shirley) Chiaurro and Theresa (Roger) Hendrixson, dear sisterin-law of Diane (Thomas) Bredahl and the late Richard (the late Ginney) Balota, loving cousin, aunt, great-aunt, great great-aunt and friend to many. She was a long-time Kirkwood resident. She and Tony were owners of Kirkwood Bakery from 1970-2003 when they retired. Services: Visitation Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. at OAK HILL Funeral Home, 10301 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122, (314) 965-8228. Service Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Entombment Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the , 4207 Lindell, St. Louis, MO 63108 or the , 10820 Sunset Office Dr., Ste. 220, St. Louis, MO 63127. Please visit our online guestbook at

Funeral Home

Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation
10301 Big Bend Road  St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 965-8228

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2012